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St. Margaret's PTF Parent Up Education Series: Dr. Carol Dweck

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The PTF Parent Up Education Series continues Friday, November 9 with acclaimed Stanford University psychologist, Dr. Carol Dweck. Dr. Dweck
will discuss the focus of her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.


“Dr. Carol Dweck will share research about how one’s mindset dictates success in life. She will explain the contrast between a fixed and growth mindset and share the results of decades of research. Highlighting our cultural fascination with excellence, she will debunk the myth that some people are just born with it. Every truly successful
person, regardless of aptitude, has had to work toward success and persevere through failure. A true message of lifelong learning, Dr. Dweck proves that the focus on learning needs to be growth over time and
a realization that setbacks are just part of the process,” said St. Margaret’s Academic Dean Dr. Jeneen Graham.


Dr. Dweck’s research has focused on why people succeed and how to foster success. She has held professorships at Columbia and Harvard Universities, has lectured all over the world, and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her scholarly book Self-Theories: Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development was named Book of the Year by the World Education Federation. Her work has been featured in such publications as The New Yorker, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe, and she has appeared on Today and 20/20.


In her more than 20 years of research, Dr. Carol Dweck has discovered that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. For more information on Dr. Carol Dweck, visit http://mindsetonline.com.


Click here for more information about the nationally-renowned speakers headlining the 2012-2013 PTF Parent-Up Speakers Series.

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